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In his commentary on Genesis 37:2, Rashi says that "Jacob dwelt" can also mean that "Jacob sought to dwell in tranquility." Is seeking tranquility and happiness an inherently valuable pursuit? Is it okay to ask G-d to help us accomplish our mission free from distractions? From Likutei Sichos, vol. 30, pp.176-183.

Is it Proper to Seek Tranquility?

Is it Proper to Seek Tranquility?

From Likutei Sichos - Vayeishev

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Is it Proper to Seek Tranquility? : From Likutei Sichos - Vayeishev

In his commentary on Genesis 37:2, Rashi says that "Jacob dwelt" can also mean that "Jacob sought to dwell in tranquility." Is seeking tranquility and happiness an inherently valuable pursuit? Is it okay to ask G-d to help us accomplish our mission free from distractions? From Likutei Sichos, vol. 30, pp.176-183.
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Rabbi Zalman Dubinsky teaches chassidus and gemara at Yeshivas Tiferes Bachurim in Morristown, New Jersey. He is the author of A Practical Guide to Korban Pesach: The Halacha of the Passover Offering as well as numerous articles on Jewish mysticism and customs.
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